Performing Arts http://nhpr.org en Giving Matters: Giving Kids The Gift Of Opera http://nhpr.org/post/giving-matters-giving-kids-gift-opera <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.5pt; font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Melanie Everard, was an opera-skeptic. “I was much more than a skeptic, I disliked opera intensely.” A surprising sentiment from a music teacher, and it made her an unlikely candidate to participate in an educator’s workshop conducted by the Metropolitan Opera.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 04:51:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 51215 at http://nhpr.org Giving Matters: Giving Kids The Gift Of Opera NH Magician Performs As 19th Century Illusionist http://nhpr.org/post/nh-magician-performs-19th-century-illusionist <p><a href="http://absomagic.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Andrew Pinard’s </strong>website</a> features video from the kinds of performances you might expect from a contemporary working magician: entertaining audiences at conventions, business meetings and a group of teens at a post-graduation party.</p><p>On Saturday, Andrew will take on another guise, and another century. He’ll be performing as the 19<sup>th</sup> century magician<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Harrington" target="_blank"> Jonathan Harrington</a> at <a href="http://www.shakers.org/dec-14-christmas-at-canterbury/" target="_blank">Canterbury Shaker Village</a>, and he’s here to give us a preview<strong>, </strong>and a little bit of information on just who this Harrington is.</p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:29:17 +0000 Virginia Prescott 40011 at http://nhpr.org NH Magician Performs As 19th Century Illusionist Discovering Expression Through Dance At MoCo Arts http://nhpr.org/post/discovering-expression-through-dance-moco-arts-0 <p><a href="http://www.moco.org/" target="_blank">MoCo Arts</a> wants to change people's lives through creative expression and exposure to the arts. One of its students, Peter Fedrizzi, started dancing when he was 13, after a friend suggested he might have a natural ability for it.</p> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 37652 at http://nhpr.org Discovering Expression Through Dance At MoCo Arts Edgar Oliver Recounts His Childhood, Live On Stage http://nhpr.org/post/edgar-oliver-recounts-his-childhood-live-stage <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Oliver" target="_blank"><strong>Edgar Oliver </strong></a>has a voice you’ll never forget: part Bela Lugosi, part Count Chocula. You may have heard him <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNJWHwTUvwU" target="_blank">tell stories</a> of growing up in Savannah in the 1960s, with a smothering, compulsive mother who shared her paranoid, terrified state with her children, Helen and Edgar. His tales of growing up are pulled together in &nbsp;“Helen and Edgar”, a kind of a spoken memoir being performed at <a href="https://hop.dartmouth.edu/Online/edgar_oliver" target="_blank">Dartmouth’s Warner Bentley Theater </a>at 7:00pm tonight and Wednesday.</p><p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:58:23 +0000 Virginia Prescott 37189 at http://nhpr.org Edgar Oliver Recounts His Childhood, Live On Stage Discovering Expression Through Dance At MoCo Arts http://nhpr.org/post/discovering-expression-through-dance-moco-arts <p><a href="http://www.moco.org/" target="_blank">MoCo Arts</a> wants to change people's lives through creative expression and exposure to the arts. One of its students, Peter Fedrizzi, started dancing when he was 13, after a friend suggested he might have a natural ability for it.</p> Sat, 25 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 24951 at http://nhpr.org Discovering Expression Through Dance At MoCo Arts To Kill A Mockingbird: Rochester Opera House http://nhpr.org/post/kill-mockingbird-rochester-opera-house <p></p><p></p><p>This weekend, the stage version of “To Kill a Mockingbird” premieres at the<a href="http://www.rochesteroperahouse.com/upcomingevents.html" target="_blank"> Rochester Opera House</a>. Reporter Sean Hurley introduces some of the cast and crew members to us in an audio version of a playbill.&nbsp; In this case, their stories go a little deeper than the blurb in an average program.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 26041 at http://nhpr.org To Kill A Mockingbird: Rochester Opera House The Fula From America http://nhpr.org/post/fula-america <p>In 1981, playwright, performer and theater company director <a href="http://www.pwcenter.org/lab_rutheaston.php?uid=90"><strong>Carlyle Brown</strong></a> decided on a whim to take a trip to Africa. That launched a journey of self-discovery and an adventure that became the basis for a one-man show called “The Fula from America: An African Journey," which Brown performs tonight at <a href="http://www.themusichall.org/">The Music Hall </a>in Portsmouth. It’s a fund-raising event for Portsmouth’s <a href="http://www.africanburyinggroundnh.org/abgmp-statusreport.pdf">African Burying Ground</a>, and will be followed by a candelight procession to the site where the design for a memorial will be unveiled. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:51:34 +0000 Virginia Prescott 22283 at http://nhpr.org The Fula From America UniverSoul Circus Organizer: 'Soul Is Not A Color' http://nhpr.org/post/universoul-circus-organizer-soul-not-color For almost 20 years, the UniverSoul Circus has been pitching its tent in urban plazas across the country. The circus was founded by a Baltimore native as a showcase for black talent, one that he hoped would inspire black audiences.<p>In more recent times, the circus has evolved into an eclectic mix of acts from around the world. Now, it's pushing to diversify its audience, with a show called "Us."<p><strong>Strength, Precision And Crowd-Pleasing Nerve</strong><p>In the beginning, all of the talent was black. Wed, 16 May 2012 20:03:00 +0000 4932 at http://nhpr.org UniverSoul Circus Organizer: 'Soul Is Not A Color'